Take open FAO e-Learning Courses !

FAO eLearning courses have been designed and developed in collaboration with a number of FAO units and external partners. All eLearning courses are available online and are free of charge as a global public good through the FAO ⓔLearning Center.


FAO e-learning courses cover a wealth of topics in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources.

All courses are designed for self-paced learning, and offered free of charge.

The FAO e-learning courses are modular and suited to "just in time" learning. You can take a specific lesson whenever you need or access comprehensive courses, at your own pace and according to your schedule.

In addition to the e-learning materials, you will find links to online resources, recommended reading, self-study tutorials, checklists and wide-range of job aids to get you started in applying what you have learned.

To get a quick sample of what is on offer, try a lesson of one of the following courses:

Or just REGISTER for access to all courses

FAO ⓔLearning Frequently asked questions

FAO e-learning courses' learners come from all around the globe, with the majority of them located in Africa and Asia. To date, the FAO ⓔLearning Center has reached a global audience of more than 450,000 users since the first course was released.

The richness of materials reflects the broad range of experts and institutions who have worked with FAO ⓔLearning Center in the design, development and adaption of the FAO ⓔLearning Center's courses to meet the needs of a broad range of users.

If you would like to learn more about the methodology  the FAO ⓔLearning Center uses for the design and development of its e-learning courses, see the following publication: E-learning Methodologies.

The FAO ⓔLearning Center:

  • applies the ECBCheck quality criteria scheme for the design, development, delivery and evaluation of its e-learning courses;
  • has been awarded three international quality certificates in recognition of the quality of its e-learning courses by the OpenECBCheck professional community.


Related content: